Devaleena Das (Ph.D.) is a Lecturer of Transnational feminism in Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Northern Arizona University. She has also taught in the Gender Studies Department at UW-Madison while completing her postdoctoral research at Institute for Research in the Humanities. She has also been an Assistant Professor of Australian Literature and Women’s Writing at University of Delhi, India. Her research interest includes corporeal feminism, native diaspora and diasporic sexuality, Trans Studies, Women’s writing, Australian literature and Medical Humanities. Her expertise in transnational feminism stems from her Ph.D that examines cross-racial interactions between the white settler women and aboriginal women in Australian women’s writing. She received the Foreign Endowment Fellowship from University of Calcutta to conduct her field research at University of Queensland, Brisbane. Her research interest further expands into representation of sexuality, corporeality and desire in post-modernist women’s writing, visual art and dance. Her published books include a co-edited anthology titled Claiming Space: Australian Women’s Writing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), a co-edited anthology titled Unveiling Desire: Fallen Women in Literature, Culture, and Films of the East (Rutgers University Press, 2017), A Critical Study of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (Atlantic Press, 2014), and an anthology titled Alice Walker’s The Color Purple (Pencraft International, 2016). Currently, she is working on her monograph titled Stripping the Anatomical Parts: A Transnational Approach to Fragmented, Distorted, Incomplete and Rejected Bodies. Besides, she as also published various peer reviewed book chapters and articles on Australian Aboriginal women’s writing in well-known journals such as Hecate and Families.
Das has delivered keynote address on body, desire and sexuality at University of Queensland Brisbane and at James Cook University, Australia. In 2018 May, she is invited to deliver a lecture on transnational feminism and resistance to mainstream feminists’ Eurocentric fallacy at Wilson Institute for Canadian History at Mc Master University.